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Table 2 Subgroup analysis of patients without associated neurological symptoms

From: Clinical characteristics and cerebrospinal fluid parameters in patients with peripheral facial palsy caused by Lyme neuroborreliosis compared with facial palsy of unknown origin (Bell's palsy)

  Bell's Palsy
(n = 25)
Definite Lyme
Neuroborreliosis
(n = 6)
Possible Lyme
Neuroborreliosis
(n = 7)
p*
Gender, female 16 (64%) 1 (17%) 4 (57%)  
Age 36 (15-70) 33 (19-67) 27 (8-70) 0.84
Tick bite within 3 months 2 (8%) 3 (50%) 3 (43%) 0.12
Duration of symptoms before LP, days 3 (1-25) 3 (1-42) 12 (2-120)  
CSF laboratory data     
   Mononuclear cells, no/μL 2 (0-36) 103 (40-1044) 3 (1-14) < 0.001
   Albumin, mg/L 194 (107-569) 988 (444-1520) 175 (66-279) < 0.001
  1. Comparison between patients with peripheral facial palsy diagnosed as Bell's palsy, definite Lyme neuroborreliosis or possible Lyme neuroborreliosis and no associated neurological symptoms. Data for gender and history of tick bite are presented as number of patients (percentage of total for the group). Data for numerical values are presented as median (range). *p-values refer to the comparison between the groups with Bell's palsy and definite Lyme neuroborreliosis